For nearly four decades, members of the VFW have greeted travelers at a rest stop just south of Burleson on Interstate-35 West. The military veterans, along with other volunteers, serve coffee and snacks for free to weary travelers over the holiday weekend to help keep drivers awake.
But the Texas Department of Transportation has plans to close this particular rest stop because of a new stop opening just 50 miles down the road.
“Heathens,” scream the loyalists, “Godless, unpatriotic heathens!”
The veterans asked travelers this weekend to sign a petition to keep the rest stop open.
Of course, a “petition” is nothing more than an instrument of supplication used to beg rulers to commit (in this case) acts of violence against other individuals by seizing their assets to fund a project (rest stop/meeting place) that the petitioners desire. No thought is given to those individuals who will now be poorer after such a confiscation. What’s more important is to satisfy the appreciative ambitions of war groupies.
Over the years, travelers have gone out of their way to stop at this particular North Texas rest stop on Memorial Day to say “thank you” – and not just for the free coffee.
Translation: It appears that some folks have nothing better to do than to stop and thank these ex-killers (still thankfully, whole in body, if not soul) and thank them for serving the imperialistic foreign policy of their DC rulers.
“It’s a Memorial Day thing. I know that they are always here. I stop here every time.”
It’s also a collectivist “thing” to assume others should pay (and have no disagreement with paying) to maintain the meeting place for such an occasion. No mention is made of any privately funded and operated alternatives to such a “tradition.” That, of course, would be the desired, peaceful, civilized way to solve the problem. But militarists see every problem as a “fight” and look for a party to commit violence against in order to get their way.
Militarists continue to believe that all individuals not only should, but are obligated, to support any conceived idea to heap praise, thanks, love, support, and reverence upon those who willingly killed to support the bloody ambitions of modern day conquistadors.
That’s bad enough. But what makes it even worse is how they arrogantly designate such action as someone else’s burden.
Resistance is Mandatory